Morningside/Lenox Park is an intown Atlanta neighborhood founded in 1923. It is located north of Virginia-Highland, east of Ansley Park and west of Druid Hills. Approximately 3,500 households are home to about 8,000 people. Tree-lined streets feature a wide variety of home styles ranging from quaint bungalows and cottages to stately colonials and sleek, contemporary new construction.
Morningside has convenient access to numerous area parks, including more than 30 acres of natural green space in Morningside Nature Preserve. Preserve features include a one-mile, tree-lined walking trail, and a suspension bridge over South Fork Peachtree Creek. There are additional trails in the wooded, 25-acre, Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve.
Numerous restaurants and over 200 independent local businesses are centered around the commercial district. The district is located on North Highland Avenue between Lanier Place and University Dr. Popular restaurants include Alon’s Bakery, Rosebud, Doc Chey’s and The Family Dog, which offers farm-to-table pub cuisine and a full bar.
The Morningside Farmer’s Market is open Saturday mornings year-round since 1995. The market offers fresh, certified organic seasonal produce meats, breads and flowers, as well as artisan crafts. The market hosts special events, demonstrations and book signings. It’s a regular meeting place for neighbors to socialize.
The neighborhood is served by the following Atlanta Public Schools campuses:
- Morningside Elementary School
- Inman Middle School
- Henry W. Grady High School